PERU TEAM

Ramón Barthelemy
PERU Group Leader
Dr. Ramón Barthelemy is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Utah and a former Fulbright and APS/AIP sponsored AAAS Science Policy Fellow. His work centers on workforce development and equity in physics.
Camila Manni
PERU Post-Doctoral Scholar

January 2022

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Alexis Knaub
PERU Consultant
Dr. Alexis Knaub is a consultant, external evaluator, and long standing community member in PER. Dr. Knaub’s array of research includes social network analysis, understanding the DBER community, and equity in PER. Dr. Knaub is a research consultant with PERU.
Alexis' Website
Miguel Rodriguez
PERU Post-Doctoral Scholar
 
Dr. Rodriguez is at the
University of Utah studying
students of color pursuing STEM majors. His previous research involved studying 
cognitive and affective outcomes for student  working in small groups in
introductory physics.
Madison Swirtz
PERU Graduate Student

Madison Swritz's research focuses on the experiences of queer students in physics. 

Brian Zamarripa Roman
PERU Post-Doctoral Scholar
 
August 2021
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Matthew Mikota
PERU Graduate Student
2021
Fall 2021
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Melinda McCormick
PERU Consultant

Dr. Melinda McCormick is an assistant professor of social work at Western Michigan University. Her work in PER has centered on the experiences of women in physics and astronomy as they navigate their graduate programs. Dr. McCormick also conducts significant research on LGBTQ youth.

Melinda @ WMU

Alumni

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Mirna Mohammed
PERU Masters Student
2019-2021
Mirna Mohammed is a graduate student at the University of Utah. Her most recent research focused on US PhD Programs in Physics Education Research.
Jessica Payton
Undergraduate Student
Winter 2021
Jessica is an undergraduate research assistant pursuing a degree in physics. She is working on policy related research and wants to attend law school.
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MacKenzie Lenz
PERU Post-Doctoral Scholar
2020-2021
Dr. MacKenzie Lenz is at the University of Utah studying the theory of change behind the physics department's new graduate program. Their previous research focused on students' ideas and beliefs surrounding physics
sense making.